Dr Patalano is Senior Lecturer in War Studies at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, and specialises in East Asian maritime security and Japanese naval history and strategy. He is also Visiting Fellow at the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force Staff College and Temple University Japan, both in Tokyo.
Dr Patalano has published in professional and academic journals in English, Japanese, and Italian languages. His latest monograph titled Post-war Japan as a Seapower: Imperial Legacy, Wartime Experience, and the Making of a Navy was published Bloomsbury in 2015.
Dr Patalano has contributed to professional forums debating in military and strategic affairs in Australia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of China, and the United States. He also regularly comments on East Asian affairs on Radio Monocle 24, BBC World, SKY News, Al Jazeera, France 24, and contributes with op-eds to the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun and The Daily Telegraph.